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Former Minardi Formula One driver, Adrian Campos, has died at age 60.
The Spanish motor racing team owner helped Fernando Alonso, the double world champion, reach his full potential. Campos focused on running teams in junior series and notably worked with Marc Gene and Alonso in their early careers. In an Instagram message, Alonso paid tribute to the former racer and thanked Campos for “believing in young people.”
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Campos Racing, who have Formula Two and Three support series teams, made an official statement on Thursday to confirm the news. In their statement, Campos Racing mourned the loss of their founder and revealed that Campos died from “sudden coronary disease.” The organization wrote:
“Today is the saddest day in the history of Campos Racing. Our President and founder, Adrián Campos Suñer, has left us. His heart stopped beating, but his memory will be the engine that will keep us all fighting to continue his legacy…Rest in Peace”
Campos’s first victory was in radio-controlled racing. He won the Spanish Championship in 1980, but Campos saw his biggest successes in team management.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Campos family and friends. Take a tour of his company’s legacy in the video below.